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>> welcome to "the journal." >> it is good to have you with us. more than 50 people are killed by the television in pakistan as the riders attack at an international airport in karachi. we will go live to our correspondent in islam about. >> thousands of people call for turkish/german reconciliation in cologne. >> the five -- fifa questions just days before the world cup kicks off in brazil.
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>> we start in pakistan, where scores of evil have died in separate attacks. >> shia pilgrims were targeted in monday. there were kills himself waziristan. at least 28 people were killed in that assault. the taliban has claimed responsibility and was threatening to strike again. >> fights have now resumed. but the attack has left its mark. >> we are not scared. this is our army and our country. we are ready to give our lives for it will stop >> this has
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created a very bad image of pakistan, and we are also offering. >> the attack began when taliban fighters stormed one of the airport's terminals. as police moved in, some of the men blew themselves up. others were killed during a firefight with security forces. by dawn on monday, the attack was over. dozens of people were dead. amongst them were all 10 attackers. elsewhere in pakistan, another devastating attack. more than 20 shia pilgrims are dead after a bombing near the iranian border. they were returning home after a trip to the neighboring country. it is yet another sect terry and attack. the country has been shaken by sectarian bloodshed in recent years. the pakistani taliban said it carried out the attack in
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revenge for the killing of its leader last year, and to damage pakistan's government. but he was killed by u.s. drones and not local forces. the cia has been carrying out attacks on taliban targets for a decade. the attack could mean the pakistani prime minister rules out new peace talks with the taliban. he came to power promising piece. the u.s. and pakistani forces have since continued their war against the islamic militants. now, the airport attack in karachi has shown that the taliban is anything but defeated. >> we are joined from islamabad by the head of the research and security studies institute. tell us more about the pakistani taliban. what sets them apart from the taliban in afghanistan? what are they trying to achieve? >> the afghan taliban have an
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objective of driving foreign troops from what they see as their homeland, whereas the pakistani taliban are carrying out an agenda that is aimed at hurting the economic and strategic and geopolitical interests of the country. that is why we have seen a day of deadly reprisals today, stretching south to north. >> there have been attempts to set up peace talks. is there any point? >> i think these talks have been doomed from day one, because the pakistani government would never have succeeded -- would never have ceded what the taliban were demanding. sharif was driven by the desire of bringing peace to the country for an economy, but those hopes hve turned out to be misplaced.
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with the karachi attack and the killing of four soldiers of north, i think the pretext of the talks is technically over. >> think you for joining us from islamabad. >> to libya now, where the supreme court has ruled that parliaments election of a new prime minister last month was unconstitutional. this deepens a political crisis. >> judges agreed with opposition politicians, who challenge the results of a chaotic parliamentary session. the prime minister has said he will respect the court decision. his predecessor remains in office in a caretaker capacity. egyptian police have arrested seven men for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman near cairo's career square -- tahrir square. >> thousands celebrated the new head of state.
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a video allegedly showing the attack has cost outrage. now to a case that shocked the world nearly a decade ago. the prominent russian journalist was shot dead outside her apartment. >> she was known for her hard-hitting reports two men have been sentenced to life in prison for her murder. >> three accomplices have achieved lengthy sentences, but questions remain. >> this is the moscow court that sentenced the man. three chechen brothers, their uncle, as well as a former moscow police officer. the man who organized the shooting and the gunmen were given life sentences. the other three accomplices got between 12 and .2 years. it is the end of a trial that attracted huge global interest.
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the 48-year-old was shot dead inside a lift in her apartment block in 2006. the murder of the outspoken critic of the kremlin shocked the world. she had won international renown for her reporting on russian human rights abuses during the chechen war. she denied tight restrictions to access dale -- jails in the caucasus, where she was able to document war crimes. in the original trial in 2009, 4 of the men sentenced on monday were acquitted due to a lack of evidence. in june of that year, the supreme court overturned the verdict and ordered a retrial. one question remains unanswered. who ordered the reporter to be killed? the family have vowed to continue to campaign until the full story has been brought to light. >> the city of cologne has been holding a rally against racism
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on the anniversary of a bomb blast. >> it emerged that it was part in a string of racially motivated attacks carried out by a neo-nazi group, the nsu. >> the festival is meant to create reconciliation between the german and turkish communities. there was a promise of justice. >> a cardboard bicycle was placed outside the building where the bomb detonated. the attackers left the device on a bicycle in front of this hairdressers shop. the hairdresser was inside at the time, cutting hair. in the afternoon of june 9, 2004, the bomb, filled with nails, injured 22 people. 4 were seriously hurt. many of the residents had turkish backgrounds. before a long time investigators ruled out a racist motive and instead look for suspect in the immigrant community.
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residents are angry it took so long to identify the attackers. >> the fact that high-level officials have only recently admitted what really happened shows a lot has gone wrong. >> on a visit to the site, germany's president said authorities would get to the bottom of what happened. he met hassan, who told him about his experience of the bombing. later, he addressed thousands of people at a commemoration on the street. he said the extremists had ailed in what they set out to do. >> driven by xenophobia, these people attempted to destroy everything that is valuable to us in germany. a natural coexistence of ethnic groups. an open and free society. and today, we stand together to
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strengthen this and this, here and across germany. the word means "together" in turkish. it was chosen as a slogan for the party. organizers wanted residents and shopkeepers to celebrate the areas diversity together. >> our correspondent was on hand for that event. we spoke to her a short time ago , and asked her first what kind of a signal the german president had given through his presence. >> basically, he made clear that the victims of this terror attack, the terrorist attacks, the murders, do not stand alone. this is also a signal, thousands of people gathered today. there was a message for white -- right-wing extremists. he said, you are the few. we are the many. he said their hatred would only motivate him to stand strong
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with those who are with him. so a very clear message from the german president. it was also very much the spirit of the day. >> we have been covering the nsu trial for a while. you have seen the frustration of the families of the victims. it has the reaction been? >> they feel strengthened. they feel many people are standing with them at the same time. when i talked to them and spoke to the brothers who ran the barbershop which was the target of this attack 10 years ago to the day, they said it is great that people are standing for them. but at the same time, when those speeches are over, when the music starts playing, they might once again stand pretty much alone in their trauma. we also heard from other victims who say they fear that they might never get answers to why
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the state failed them so badly, and to the details of why their loved ones had to die. it is also quite clear. the justice minister said he ashamed about this failure to protect people here in germany. but that answering all those questions, they went beyond what they were case demanded to do. >> we are going to turn to some european politics. tunisians have had about two weeks -- the nations have had about two weeks to look at the european commission elections, but -- >> leaders in britain and the netherlands have said they will not accept him in that role. >> angela merkel still backs him. she will be meeting with british prime minister david cameron and others at a retreat in sweden, in hopes of hashing out a compromise.
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>> the country residents of sweden -- country residence of sweden's prime minister, where these swedish government holds informal meetings. there is likely to be tough talking. one is against the appointment of john caught younger, but sounded a diplomatic note ahead of the meeting. >> i am against there being so-called leading candidates at the u.n. level. the position is not clear on the issue. >> the dutch prime minister is also a critic of the luxembourg candidate, while the british prime minister has made his views more than clear. >> for david cameron, john caught younger -- jean claude
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junger represents the old eu which he does not want. merkel has said he is her candidate, although she is prepared to negotiate. >> she is no stranger to difficult negotiations. she will do her best to get leaders back on an even keel. >> rescue teams are in a race against time in germany's race against time, trying to rescue an injured researcher nearly a kilometer down. >> they do not know how they will get the man out. he was hit by fallen rocks in the early hours of sunday, and has head and chest injuries. it is expected to take several days. >> we will be back after a short break. >> when we return, how the fear of western edison, combined with fear of terrorist group bow boko
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haram, is setting back efforts. >> have you put down a bet in the world cup? millions and millions of britons have. stay tuned. donate the cost of a desert to the world food program. >> welcome back to the show. the extremist group bow boko haram has scarcely been out of the headline since the mass abduction of dozens of schoolgirls in northern nigeria two months ago. >> western education is not the only target. the boko haram strongly rejects western medicine. workers in bordering states have come under attack. >> polio has been eradicated in many parts of the world, but extremist violence in nigeria could stop progress in working out the disease there. >> he was infected with polio at the age of two, and has been
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living with the effects ever since. he has made it his life's mission to educate parents about the dangers of the disease in his hometown in northern nigeria. but his task is not easy. many parents refuse to have their children immunized, as they are afraid of western medicine. >> the simple thing we do to draw the attention is to tell mothers, as a result of this polio issue, some of us cannot afford to get education. some of us are not unemployed. some of us do not have accessibility to the area. you really want your child to be like me? at such a statement, they will immediately give it a try for immunization. >> polio victims are on every street corner, forced to beg for a living. progress was being made through immunization. sections dramatically dropped last year, to just 53.
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that now the islamic terrorist group bow boko haram is threatening that success. they have even murdered members of immunization teams working in the northeast of the country. but in the capital, organizers of the immunization campaign are vowing to press on in the north, even though hospitals are sometimes attacked. >> people are scared. when they are confused, because of the insecurity, they are not moved out. we do have some challenges in reaching those areas. >> one is fighting to an end to the discrimination of polio survivors. many have come out to celebrate his wedding. this day was not always a given. he had to quit university because he could not make it up the stairs to class. he has worked hard to enjoy a normal life. his bride has pledged to help
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him in his fight against polio. they say they will not help care -- but not allow terrorists to get in their way. -in nigeria, a lavish ceremony has marked the appointment of a new him year, the second-highest muslim figure in that country. >> he was head of nigeria's central bank, but was suspended by president goodluck jonathan for alleging corruption at the highest levels of government. the post of him your -- of emir is typically above politics, but some say he is trying to raise his profile before elections next year. russian and ukrainian leaders are once again trying to settle a dispute of what kiev is calling a $1 billion gas debt. >> energy leaders have been meeting in brussels to determine how much they should pay. bulgaria has begun work on a new
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gas line. it uses the pipeline violates european law, and has ordered bulgaria to stop work on it. that is turned to the markets. traders in frankfurt pushed the dax past a milestone. more from the trading floor. >> the very low end volatile trading makes things like that possible. the dax rallied up above 10,000 points in the last trading minutes and finished above the 10,000 mark. investors hope the economy will follow, but at the moment there are more or less worries about the european economy, which dragged the euro down today. the euro is not only dragged down by these worries, but also because of the interest rate cut made by the ecb last week. this makes the euro less
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attractive. >> reporting from the frankfurt stock exchange. the territorial dispute between china and vietnam continues to deepen. >> beijing says vessels have been more than 14,000 times this month in a disputed part of the south china sea. china's claim of the waters has put china at odds with hanoi. >> china is taking issue with an apparent attempt to ease tensions. >> images like this are nothing new. china's navy flexing its muscle in the east and south china seas. but regional tensions have flared again recently over a number of oil and gas rich islands, claimed in turn by china, vietnam, and the philippines. now some new images have added fuel to the fire. vietnamese and filipino troops
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in a football match on one of the contentious islands. officials say the event shows there can be harmony in the south china sea. china's foreign ministry slammed the sports games as a provocation. >> this little display by vietnam and the philippines is just a farce. china has irrefutable sovereignty over the islands and surrounding waters. we demand the philippines and vietnam stop any behavior that starts a dispute and causes trouble. >> china itself provoked an angry backlash in the philippines and vietnam last month, and when it claimed vessels in areas controlled by hanoi. several people were killed in anti-china protests. the violence has since subsided, but the war of words over territorial claims and team sports in the south china sea looks set to continue.
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>> just a few more days until the start of the world cup in brazil. controversies surrounding the foot all tournament's future refuses to die down. >> increasing pressure to clear up allegations of corruption surrounding qatar's winning bid to host the tournament in 2022. >> the biggest sponsors are calling for a more thorough probe. >> it may have been the most unlikely country to ever get the nod to host the world cup. the planned venue for 2022 lacks any real foot all in tradition and is a brutally hot plates. add to that a storm of corruption allegations over the bid. it centers on a former fee for
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-- fifa official, who allegedly paid over 4 million in bribes to gain support for the bid. it is a spectacle that be the -- fifa's sponsors wish would go away. sources include ticket sales and licensing. there have been calls for a thorough probe into the allegations. only a handful of corporations are official partners of the fee for -- fifa world cup in brazil. they are the only ones allowed to use the logo and trophy cup in advertising. sony said it expects fifa to " adhere to its principles."
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>> we almost soccer fans are excited for the start of this year's world cup in brazil, but they are not the only ones. makers of sporting goods, televisions, and b often see sales rise during the competition. the betting industry might be the most excited of all. >> in betting man britain, over a billion euros on the line. those backing england to win the cup are likely to lose their stake. >> the english are not only crazy about soccer. they also love to take a punt on the game. almost everyone in the united kingdom makes at least one bet on who will become champion, how far england will go, and how many goals wane no -- wayne will score. >> i have got an ambitious. i have to do that, being english. >> i think i have about 80
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pounds on brazil and about 20 on argentina, basically. >> makers are doing brisk as this. the industry expects to handle one billion pounds worth of bets, peaking at seven bets a minute on the date of the final. for industry leader william hill, that could boost turnover by 200 million pounds. >> there is a huge run of money or england, which is fantastic all stop they have made us a fortune since 1966. outside of that, it is all about itself. argentina has a little bit. germany, a few pounds. as long as brazil does not end, or england, we should do well. >> englund are a bit of a longshot, but oddsmakers say germany has got a good chance. they are third favorite. the odds are 6-1 that they will win the title. >> before we go, it is a
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tradition in many cities that a padlock, attack -- attach it to a railing of a bridge, and throw the key into the water. >> he gesture symbolizes endless love, but in paris one bridge has partially collapsed from the weight of the locks, and has been shut down for repairs. the city is debating what to do with all the locks. some parisians are saying they are a nuisance, but offending lovers is one bridge the city is not yet ready to cross. >> he think that might change? >> the romance continues. absolutely. >> it was good to have you here. keep on watching. >> stay with us. captioned by the national captioning institute
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>> welcome back. it is 9:00 p.m. in the french capital. with three days to go until kickoff for the world cup, police fire tear gas and stun grenades after clashes in the street. the prime minister warned she will not allow violent demonstrations to mar the events. the iranian capital is rearing team foreign policy with rouhani visiting turkey. they have had strained relations in recent years.


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